Following, to say the least, an impressive season in 2011,
Texas Tech senior quarterback Seth Doege has been named to a prestigious
preseason watch list.
On Monday, the Wolfforth, Texas native was announced as one of the 65
student-athletes named to the Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List.
The Maxwell Award is given to the top college player in the
country - the 2011 winner was Andrew Luck from Stanford.
Doege is the first Tech gunslinger to be named to the list
since Graham Harrell in 2008. That season Harrell and Michael Crabtree received
recognition by the watch list.
Doege, in 2011, passed for 4,004 yards, hit the end zone 28
times and completed 68.5 percent of his passes, those stats making him the top
passing quarterback in the NCAA returning in 2012.
Doege is not the only player from the Big 12 Conference making the preseason
watch list as 11 student-athletes in all from the conference made the list.
The semifinalists for the Maxwell Award will be announced on
October 29, and if Doege makes it as a semifinalist, it will mark the first
time since 2005 that at Tech quarterback has made it to that state. Cody Hodges
was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award in 2005.
If Doege turns in another season similar or even better than
2011, he will have the chance to pass Harrell and Kliff Kingsbury on the
all-time career yards passing list at Tech.
For the Maxwell Award, the three finalists will be announced
on November 19 and the winner will be announced on December 6.